Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. Sean Newcomb
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Turner Field on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +139 and Atlanta at -149. The Phillies have a 48-52-9 over/under mark and a 57-52-0 run line record. The Braves are 59-51-0 against the run line and have a 57-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 48-52-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-52-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 57-49-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 59-51-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/05/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 40-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 2-7 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 95 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 342 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 991 base hits and 489 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 840. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .249, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 113 hits this season in 408 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 100. Freddy Galvis is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 412 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Phillies have 927 hits, including 199 doubles and 112 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 329 times so far this season and they have struck out 939 times as a unit. They have left 734 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 51-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.61, Sean Newcomb has a 1-6 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 52.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 335 batters and walked 144 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 989 base knocks and 513 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 832 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .343. He has 139 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 468 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 93. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 114 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Braves as a unit have 988 base hits, including 204 doubles and 116 homers. Atlanta has walked 311 times this year and they have struck out on 828 occasions. They have had 741 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 504 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +139
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